LACE STENCILLED CARD
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Sizzix® Big Shot® Machine
- Sizzix® Thinlits® Die - Intricate Lace by Tim Holtz®
- Sizzix® Thinlits® Die Set 7PK- Wildflowers #2 by Tim Holtz®, 7 pack
- Sizzix™ Accessory - Chrome Precision Base Plate for Intricate Thinlits Dies
- Sizzix™ Accessory - Die Brush & Foam Pad for Wafer-Thin Dies
- 8 1/4" x 11 5/8" Sizzix™ Making Essential - Stencil Film, 10 Sheets
- 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" Sizzix Surfacez™ - Cardstock, 20 Assorted Colors, 80 Sheets
- Cardstock (Smooth White)
- Craft Mat
- Foam Tape
- Ink Blending Tool
- Ink Pads (Aqua, Light Green, Light Purple)
- Liquid Adhesive
- Masking Tape
- Paper Trimmer
Step 1 - Start by cutting a 5 3/4" x 9 1/4" panel of Mint Julep cardstock, then fold in half to form a card base.
Step 2 - Cut a 5" x 6" panel of stencil film and centre the intricate lace die on the stencil film. Following the instructions on the machine platform, die cut the intricate die into the stencil film using the Chrome Precision Base Plate to aid with detailed cutting. Clean away all the fall away pieces from the die and die cut with the Die Brush and Foam Pad.
Step 3 - Cut a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" panel of white cardstock. Lay the white panel on a craft mat and then align the stencil film design to cover the entirety of the white panel. Tightly mask the edges of the stencil film to the craft mat with a masking tape or washi tape.
Step 4 - With an ink blending tool, apply various shades of desired aqua, green and purple ink tones across the stencil. Blend the inks in a desired colour pattern across the entire stencil. Once inked completely, gently remove the stencil film to reveal the inked stencil pattern.
Step 5 - Trim the inked panel to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" size, leaving a small edge of white around the edge of the inked pattern. Centre and adhere the inked panel to the card front with foam tape.
Step 6 - Die-cut out of Bluebell cardstock 3 large wildflowers from the Wildflowers #2 die set. On a craft mat, ink the flowers with aqua and purple inks to add various tonal dimension on the wildflowers.
Step 7 - Arrange the three wildflowers in a desired grouping on the centre of the inked panel. Adhere the die cuts into place with liquid adhesive.
Note: Back the Bluebell cardstock in adhesive sheets for ease of adhering if desired.
Step 8 - Cut a piece of ribbon or twine and tie it into a small bow. Adhere the bow near the centre of the wildflower stems. Cut away the excess strands from the bow.